How to Remove (and Reuse) a Large Builder Grade Mirror
We’ve shown you how to frame a basic builder grade mirror (and here’s another method), and it is one of the easiest jobs to DIY in a bathroom makeover. But our guest today not only framed her mirror, she moved it to behind the tub to make this gorgeous space!
or you can spend a little bit more and replace the builder grade mirror with a new framed and beautiful mirror like these:
or you can add both style and functionality and put in a recessed mirrored medicine cabinet (or three!)
If you’re going to be replacing your builder grade mirror, consider doing what Amanda did and using it somewhere else in your bathroom or home. Large mirrors aren’t cheap, and a big mirror can add so much light and depth to any room. Here’s Amanda to tell you all about her tricks for removing a builder grade mirror:
How to Remove a Builder Grade Vanity Mirror
(and use it somewhere else)
by Amanda from Mommy is Coocoo
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Now, how to transform your builders basic vanity mirror into this:
So, I decided to call my mirror / glass expert and I asked him to make a house call. I’ve bought mirrors for several years from the same company and they were happy to help.
On the way home from work, mirror man stopped by with a friend. They brought four vacuum suction cup lifters for granite & glass lifting (see below) and after expertly placing them on the glass they gently wiggled and then lifted the mirror off the wall.
- I saved a lot of money (by not having to pay for mirror removal) and ended up with a beautiful result.
- My contractor didn’t have to remove the mirror and learned something new.
- With minimal effort Mirror Man made $40 on his way home from work.
To attach the mirror to its new spot mirror man advised using Gunther Premier Mirror Mastic which can be found at your local hardware store.
My ever present assistants help me to caulk, fill in the nail holes and apply touch-up paint to the trim.
Thank you for the feature! I am so glad you like my mirror transformation.
Thanks for being our guest, Amanda!
How did you remove the glue from the back of the mirror? How did you attach the mirror to the wall?
Neat use of mirror. I do have to note though, that this is not DIY since not only did she remove the mirror herself, but she also didn’t frame the mirror herself. Both were done by contractors. Therefore, despite the fact that we have an idea of what to do with the mirror, we are no closer to learning how to remove and reuse a large builder grade mirror ourselves. 🙁
We have another post that we did this on, it is a bit old, and the directions are small, but here is the link: https://www.remodelaholic.com/on-reflection-making-a-mirror/